Homeric Heroism

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Book 6, Agamemnon
'the whole people must be wiped out'
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Book 6, Paris
'my wife has just been greatly urging me to return to the front'
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Book 6, Hector's hope for Astyanax
'pre - eminent among the Trojans; as strong and brave as I; a mighty ruler of Ilium'
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Book 6, Hector
'war will be the business of every man in Ilium, myself above all'
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Book 6, Hector doesn't understand Paris
'refuse to fight' when he has 'plenty of courage'
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Book 18, Emotion is still heroic, Achilles
'a black cloud of grief engulfed Achilles'
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Book 18, Achilles
'I have no wish to live and linger in the world of men'
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Book 18, Achilles view on his anger
'idle burden on the earth'
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Book 18, what Achilles will do to Hector
'cut his head from his soft neck'
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Book 18, Poulydamas
'withdraw into the town' - good advice - 'whose strategy was sound'
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Book 18, Hector's bad move
'unleash the dogs of war by their hollow ships'
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Book 18, Achilles sounding like Agamemnon
'cut the throats of a dozen splendid sons of Troy'
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Book 22, Oriens dog simile describing Achilles
'outshining all its fellows in the evening sky' and 'much fever' to 'wretched mortals'
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Book 22, Priam to Hector
'you are inviting defeat and death at his hands'
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Book 22, Hector's dilemma
'stand up to Achilles' and either kill him and come home alive, or be killed by him 'gloriously in front of Ilium'
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Book 22, Kleos most important, Hector
'No: better to waste no time and come to grips'
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Book 22, Hector
'Lions don't come to terms with men, the wolf doesn't see eye to eye with the lamb'
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Book 22, both heroes are heroic
'two prize winning race horses'
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Book 22, Hector's supplication
'I entreat by your knees'
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Book 22, Achilles brutality
'inserted leather straps and tied them to his chariot'
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Book 24, Apollo, Achilles no longer acting as a hero
'Achilles' like the lion, has destroyed pity; he has no respect for others'
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Book 24, Achilles and Priam look at each other
with 'equal admiration'
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Aeneid Book 1, Virgil's admonishment of the mob in a simile about Neptune
'wild passion finds weapons for men's hands'
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Book 2, Aeneas Homeric at Troy
'mindlessly I put on my armour'
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Book 2, Homeric Aeneas
'suddenly it seemed like a noble thing to die in arms'
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Book 6, Sibyl descring Turnus
'second Achilles'
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Book 7, Turnus character
'love of glory'
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Book 10, Aeneas destruction
'bending back his neck when he was still begging for mercy, he drove the sword home to the hilt'
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Book 10, Aeneas destruction
'he harvested'
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Book 10, Aeneas destruction
'raging victorious over the plain'
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Book 10, Turnus simile
'like the wild boar...he stands at the bay snorting, and the bristles rouse in his shoulders and no one has the courage to clash with him'
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Book 12, Turnus prowess
'so did bold Turnus lash his horses through the thick of battle till they smoked with sweat'
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Book 12, Turnus anagnorisis and peripeteia
'Turnus was thunderstruck, bewildered by the changing shape of his fortune, and stood there dumb and staring'
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Book 12, Turnus on god and fate
'Let us go where God and cruel fate call me. I am resolved to meet Aeneas in battle. I am resolved to suffer what bitterness there is in death'
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Book 12, reflects Hector and Achilles
'five times they ran in one direction, five times they rewound the circle'
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Book 12, Turnus' supplication
'He lowered his eyes and stretched out his right hand to beg as a suppliant'
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Book 12, Aeneas' revenge
'By this wound which I now give, it is Pallas who makes sacrifice of you'
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